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Courses @ PKU Shenzhen

Analysis and Design of VLSI Circuits (超大规模集成电路分析与设计)

The students will learn how to manage the complexity of today’s digital systems and very large scale integrated circuits. Starting from a solid understanding of the operation of electronic devices (diodes and transistors) and an in-depth study of the nucleus of digital design (inverters), the students will move to more complex modules such as logic gates, registers, arithmetic units, and memories, and make design decisions from a system’s perspective. The students will be able to identify the dominant design parameters, and what aspects of the design he has to focus on. Global circuit effects such as timing, interconnect, and power consumption have to be taken into account. Full-custom integrated circuit design flow will be presented and practiced with the industrial standard Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools.


Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan, and Borivoje Nikolic, Digital Integrated Circuits — A Design Perspective, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.
Neil Weste and David Harris, CMOS VLSI Design — A Circuits and Systems Perspective, Fourth Edition, Addison Wesley, 2010.

Low Power CMOS IC Design (低功耗CMOS IC设计)

The students will learn the design trajectory to implement complex Systems on a Chip. Emphasis lies on design approaches to improve the overall system performance in terms of robustness, power-delay product, and hands-on experience to design an integrated circuit using commercial EDA tools. The students will understand the various tradeoffs between area, time, power, cost, and design effort, and also have the basic knowledge and hands-on experience to carry out both the front and back end stages of implementing circuits on silicon.


Jan M. Rabaey, Low Power Design Essentials, Springer, 2009.

Courses @ Eindhoven University of Technology

5DD17 Circuit Analysis

2013 – 2014, Master course

5LIH0 Digital Integrated Circuit Design

2013 – 2016, Master course

5LID0 Systems on Sillicon

2014 – 2016, Master course

Short Courses

Low Power and Variations-Tolerant Digital IC Design in Nanoscale Regime

October 26 to October 27, 2015
Peking University, Beijing, China
Organized by IMEC and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China